The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Virginia Rules education program helps educate our county's youth on the laws of the Commonwealth. Deputies conduct classes at a 6th through 12th grade level and explain the laws of the state and penalties that our youth may face if they commit certain crimes. It is the hope of the Office of the Attorney General and The Warren County Sheriff’s Office that this program reaches each child before something negative occurs. A partial list of topics provided include, but are not limited to, the following:
Brochures and more information may be obtained at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. For additional information about our Virginia Rules education program, please contact Deputy Larry M. Funk or Sgt. Sam Carr at (540) 635-4128 or (540) 635-0399.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:17)
Child Identification Program
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Child Identification Program provides parents/guardians with personal fingerprint identification cards for children ages four and up. Parents of toddler- age children are provided with a special identification packet designed for parental utilization with their child at home.
Child fingerprinting is usually done by our D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Resistance Education) Officers during annual community events. Completed child fingerprint cards are given to the parent/guardian of the child and should be kept with the child’s personal records. Dates and times of community child identification events are advertised via local media services. This service is provided to the public free of charge.
For more information regarding our Child Identification Program, contact Deputy Larry M. Funk at 1-540-635-0399 or via e-mail email@example.com.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:26)
Project Lifesaver relies on proven radio technology and a specially trained search and rescue team. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. When caregivers notify the local Project Lifesaver agency that a client is missing, a search and rescue team responds to the area in which the client was last seen and begins searching with a mobile locator tracking system. Search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. There have been 1,665 national searches to date with a 100% recovery rate and zero fatalities. Recovery times average less than 30 minutes.
By forming partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations, Project Lifesaver deploys specially trained teams with the most reliable technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults and children to their families and caregivers.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:28)
Help Eliminate Auto Theft
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office implemented H.E.A.T. as part of its crime prevention program in 1988. H.E.A.T. is provided through the Virginia Department of State Police and awards up to a $25,000 reward for auto theft tips. The tip hotline phone number is 1-800-947-HEAT. H.E.A.T. supports auto and motorcycle theft awareness and prevention by providing information and conducting vehicle identification numbers etching programs for vehicles. Statewide statistics regarding auto theft trends are compiled and provided to law enforcement agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has achieved numerous first and second place H.E.A.T. awards over the years for participation in the program. One of the many prevention themes of the H.E.A.T. program is to impress upon Virginia drivers the importance of “not leaving the ignition keys in an unattended vehicle”. National statistics denote a staggering 20% of all stolen vehicles had keys left in the ignition, doors unsecured, and/or the engines left running. Also, the majority of these thefts occurred at convenience stores, shopping centers, and service stations. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has proactively addresses this situation by placing H.E.A.T. reminder posters titled Take Your Keys or Take Your Chances on front doors and windows of various local business establishments.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:34)
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office has provided the Neighborhood Watch programs availability and support to county residents since 1985. This outstanding program continues to thrive as one of the most popular and success driven efforts in preventing the occurrence of residential crimes. The tremendous success of Neighborhood Watch is attributed to this one fundamental element of operation: Residents actively protect their own neighborhoods by observing and reporting suspicious or unusual activities to local law enforcement agencies. Information packets regarding organization and operation of the Neighbor Watch program may be obtained from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office crime prevention deputy. A Sheriff’s Office deputy will provide information and any follow up requested by an established Warren County watch group. National Statics have indicated that a well established and actively participating Neighborhood Watch program is one of the greatest deterrents to crime in the community. The Neighborhood Watch motto, “we look out for each other,” indicates the basics of the operation of this program and ensures its effectiveness. For more information on establishing a Neighborhood Watch program, please contact the: Warren County Sheriff’s D.A.R.E. and Public Relations Office at 540-635-0399 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:36)
Identity theft strikes 1 in 50 people every year in the United States. Strategies to minimize the losses associated with identity theft is to document all personal identity information, update as needed, secure in a safe location, and do not allow unauthorized individuals access to your information.
In the event of a suspected identity theft incident, immediately call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office: 1-540-635-4128.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:33)
Our Operation Telephone program was established in 1981 and continues to grow each year. This program is designed for any elderly, disabled, or homebound citizen who has no family members or caretakers to look after their welfare. Communications officers make contact with Operation Telephone participants daily to ensure their well being. If our Copmmunications Officer is unable to make telephone contact with the participant, a deputy is dispatched to their residence to personally make contact with the individual.
If you have any questions or are interested in participating in the Operation Telephone program, please call 540-635-4128.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:30)
Bicycle and Traffic Safety
Bike and Traffic Safety classes are provided to all Warren County Public Schools for students in grades 1-4. Bike Safety Rodeos are held for local youth annually and include the distribution of free bicycle helmets to children ages toddler through 16. During these events, deputies demonstrate how to properly wear a bike helmet and encourage the children to wear their helmets every time they ride. Statistics show that if a child is involved in a bike accident and is wearing a properly fitted bike helmet, a serious head injury and/or brain injury will be prevented eighty-five to ninety percent of the time.
Traffic safety portion of these events include the recognition of traffic safety signs and stop lights, correct hand signals, importance of safety reflectors, and bike riding laws.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:20)
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Business Watch Program helps to ensure that the businesses located in the County Of Warren operate in a safe and secure environment. It is a law enforcement and business partnership working closely together that accomplishes our mission statement - that our office and businesses will work together to keep our businesses and communities safer. A partial list of services provided include but not limited to the following:
Training brochures may be obtained at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. If we can be of further assistance and you wish to add your business to our Certified Business Watch Program, please feel free to contact Deputy Tom Hodges at (540) 635-4128 or (540) 635-7243.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:32)
Home Security Program
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office Home Security Program helps to ensure that homes located within the County of Warren are kept as safe as possible while utilizing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques. A partial list of services provided includes but are not limited to the following checks and assessments for our citizens:
1. Security Devices and Hardware (target hardening doors, locks, and alarms)
2. Security Lighting
3. Territoriality-Strategies (maintenance, home/community gardens, indoor/outdoor activity areas and seasonal decorations)
4. Setting up and maintaining neighborhood watch programs (increase natural surveillance within the community, reduce crime/prevent crime, and citizen patrols)
5. Community Presentations
Crime Prevention brochures may be obtained at the Warren County Sheriff’s Office. If we can be of further assistance and you wish to be contacted about a security assessment or community presentation, please feel free to contact Deputy Tom Hodges at (540) 635-4128 or (540) 635-7243.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:31)
Sheriff's Summer Youth Camp
The Warren County Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp started in 2004 as a promise made by Sheriff McEathron for the youth of Warren County. This camp is provided for children who live in Warren County/Front Royal. The camp is designed to build a more positive relationship between law enforcement officers and the youth within the community. With generous donations by local businesses and individuals, this camp is provided free of charge to the parents.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Camp runs for five consecutive days. Campers and counselors stay overnight on site at the 4-H Center located in Front Royal, VA. There is a wide variety of activities that campers and counselors participate in, including canoeing on the Shenandoah River, fishing at Isaak Walton, and a challenge course that builds confidence and teaches team work skills. The atmosphere is not only fun, it is also a learning experience for the campers as well as the counselors.
The selection process for the Sheriff’s Camp usually starts around January with applications being distributed to all of the Elementary Schools along with the Warren County Middle School. Area youth between the ages of 10 and 13 — or fifth to seventh grade — are invited to go through the application process in order to spend a week with deputies enjoying activities, games, and new friends.
If you have any questions regarding the Warren County Sheriff’s Summer Youth Camp, contact Sgt. Ray Fogle, Director or Deputy Cindy Burke, Co-Director at 540-635-4128 or by email at email@example.com.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 25 November 2014 12:25)
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